04.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

Five Reasons Why Ramadan Is A Great Time To Visit Dubai

I had the opportunity to visit Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan last year. Ramadan (also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. It’s a time when Muslims around the world focus on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, spending time with family and religious devotion. I grew up in […]

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04.05.2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Most Interesting People I Know Podcast

The Most Interesting People I Know Podcast

Ever since I first started listening to podcasts, I’ve wanted to have my own. But starting a podcast can be a lot like starting a blog ie. overwhelming. How do you decide on a theme? Is it going to be just you talking about your life, or are you going to be telling stories? Are […]

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Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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28.04.2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

Where to Stay and Eat in Stellenbosch

I recently returned from another wonderful week in Stellenbosch and I’m all fired up to tell everyone I know about the new places I discovered and the old gems I revisited. If you’re looking for some inspiration to plan a weekend away or book a holiday, you’ll find ten great reasons to make Stellenbosch your […]

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Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Sure, if you live in South Africa, chances are you’ve either been to Stellenbosch, or you’ll eventually get to Stellenbosch. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. But maybe you’re sitting all the way in the UK, or the USA, or Germany, and the idea of flying thousands of kilometres to a small wine-farming town in […]

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25.04.2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

After our amazing and relaxed weekend in Franschhoek in March, we decided to go for round two and headed back to this picturesque wine valley in April. We were invited to stay at the newly opened Franschhoek Boutique Hotel; an intimate space with six bespoke rooms which have each been beautifully decorated, accented with loads of unique and […]

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04.04.2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

While I’m on the subject of picnics, I wanted to tell you about the great winter picnic offering at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch . The farm recently re-launched, with some really stunning experiences and upgrades added to the historic property. There are coffee, tea, wine and olive oil-blending experiences, delicious picnics,  and the adorable […]

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04.04.2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Have you ever gone on a picnic, where you’ve packed a bunch of delicious snacks, carefully carted around real glass wine glasses and laid it all out on a beautiful blanket… only to find that you’d forgotten a bottle opener? Of course you have, and so have I. Many times. That’s why I think that Krone’s […]

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01.04.2016   /   by natalie   /  

CLOSED – WIN A Voucher Worth R6500,00 From TFG #RewardYourself

CLOSED – WIN A Voucher Worth R6500,00 From TFG #RewardYourself

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. I never really used to be one for rewards programmes. The idea of signing up and carrying around a card for one or two measly “points” that never really add up to much just didn’t seem that appealing. However, I’ve recently jumped on the rewards programme bandwagon and  let me […]

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10.03.2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Subscribe to this: My Podcast Obsessions

Subscribe to this: My Podcast Obsessions

With my own podcast officially launching next week, I wanted to share the long list of podcasts I subscribe to. These are the podcasts that keep me company all day long, inspire me, teach me things I never thought to ask questions about and give me a constant stream of sentences starting with “I heard […]

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